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Google’s AI Became Highly Aggressive, Could Have Major Financial Implications

Posted on March 30th, 2017.

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking has warned us that the continued advancement of artificial intelligence might not be as good as we’d like it to. According to him: “[The creation of artificial intelligence] will either be the best, or the worst thing, ever to happen to humanity”. In its list of ways the world could end, LiveScience adds...

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Cybersecurity

Chinese White Hats Win $200,000 for Hacking iPhones, Google Devices

Posted on October 26th, 2016.

  The Pwn2Own contest, a hackathon run by security firm Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI) in Japan sees this year’s winners in Keen Lab, a popular crew of Chinese hackers who hacked Apple’s iPhone and Google’s Nexus device. Keen Lab compromised the iPhone 6s by targeting two iOS vulnerabilities to steal pictures from an...

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Companies

Google Can Now Track You Online with its Updated Privacy Policy

Posted on October 24th, 2016.

Google has recently updated its privacy policy meaning that it can now track and identify individuals online via information from its DoubleClick ads, reports Betanews. When Google initially acquired DoubleClick in 2007, the organization maintained that its user data was separate from ad tracking; however, the report finds that that’s no...

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Politics

According to Google, We’re Obsessed with Donald Trump

Posted on October 24th, 2016.

The evidence on Google Trends is overwhelming: We’re obsessed with Donald Trump. That’s worldwide, not just in the US. In his native country, Mr. Trump is as hot a topic as there comes. In Canada, Latin America, Europe, Australia and many other nations, Mr. Trump is the center of attention this 2016 US presidential campaign....

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Biotech

Silicon Valley’s War on Disease: Zuckerberg, Microsoft, Google to End Cancer and Aging

Posted on September 22nd, 2016.

Silicon Valley is going to war against disease, cancer, aging, and perhaps even death, with advanced computing, AI and machine learning, genomics, DNA engineering, biotech and nanotech. Tech giants and mega-rich philanthropists are spending billions to permit hacking biology all the way down to DNA, and perhaps we could see breakthroughs...

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Cybersecurity

Google CEO’s Quora Account Hacked by Zuckerberg Hackers

Posted on June 27th, 2016.

Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account has been compromised by the same group of hackers who previously breached Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s Twitter and Pinterest accounts. A three-man hacker outfit called OurMine has hacked Google CEO Sundar Pichai’s Quora account, posting messages on the platform which was incidentally connected...

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Bugs

Video: Stagefright Returns; 500 Million Android Devices at Risk

Posted on March 17th, 2016.

A new variant of the dreaded Android-based Stagefright bug has been successfully exploited by security researchers who showed a proof-of-concept of phone getting hacked remotely. The newly discovered Stagefright bug affects users running Android Lollipop, versions 5.0 and 5.1. Israeli software security research company NorthBit has, in a...

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Cybersecurity

Google Will Offer DDoS Shield for News Websites

Posted on February 26th, 2016.

With Project Shield, Google has launched a new free service that protects news websites, election information sites and informational websites about human rights against DDoS attacks. A thoughtful, novel and much-needed free service in the form of Project Shield is Google’s latest offering that will see websites protected from DDoS...

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Cybersecurity

Google Joins The Fight Against ISIS

Posted on January 22nd, 2016.

Google wants to keep the Islamic State (Isis) off the internet so the terrorist organization does not have a means for recruiting. The director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen, seeks to “recapture digital territory” from extremist groups such as Isis. The techniques described by Cohen understate Google’s concern over Isis’...

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Cybersecurity

Google Is Experimenting with Password-Free Logins

Posted on December 22nd, 2015.

Google is in the news again and this time, the company is testing a security feature that may render passwords obsolete. In the near future, you may not require a password to log in to your Google account, regardless of the location and device you’re logging into. You may be used to two-factor authentication, a security feature that...

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Cybersecurity

Google Will Begin Indexing HTTPS/Encrypted Pages by Default

Posted on December 17th, 2015.

Google has announced today that it is adjusting its all-important indexing system to favor HTTPS pages over the HTTP versions of the same page. The tweak is more than certain to encourage web administrators and website runners to embrace HTTPS by default for their websites. Google figures among the companies that has long been a...

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Cybersecurity

University of Michigan and Google Are Mapping the Entire Known Web with Censys

Posted on December 17th, 2015.

Logging onto a terminal in 2015, it’s easy to forget what the Internet actually is: a massive, massive macro version of your home network. If you’ve got a phone and a computer connected to the web, that’s technically three devices, counting the router. Now multiply that by many billions of times, and you’ve got...

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Information

The Empire Strikes Back: Google Refutes EFF Privacy Claims

Posted on December 4th, 2015.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation recently lodged a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that Google’s seemingly benign student Chromebook program is in fact a data privacy nightmare, in so many words. The complaint begins by noting that Google is a signatory to the Student Privacy Pledge, which is an industry-wide...

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Opinionated

Israel Wants YouTube To Censor Palestinian Videos of Conflict

Posted on December 1st, 2015.

According to AlterNet, Israeli Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Hotovely recently met with Google executives to discuss potential censorship of certain YouTube videos. Specifically, videos that the Israeli state deems to “incite violence.” In a Hebrew-only press release, Hotovely told Maariv that she had attended a meeting with...

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Companies

How Google Can Make You And Your Business More Efficient

Posted on November 29th, 2015.

Google is a powerful platform. In this piece, we will go over the various products Google offers and how they can help you in your day-to-day. There are the Google products with which many are familiar: There is Google Search, Gmail, Maps, Earth and Chrome, but also numerous other services Google offers. Many of these services could help...

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Entertainment

Stop Everything & Google This Popular Star Wars Passage (Or Don’t)

Posted on November 24th, 2015.

Star Wars is the second largest movie franchise of all time, behind Harry Potter. But that does not mean Google – whose revenue does not come near to the top for global companies – can’t help. After all, Google’s reach and scope is unheard of for a company that does not project on the largest companies in the...

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Artificial Intelligence

Meet Google’s New Open Source Machine Learning Tool, TensorFlow

Posted on November 9th, 2015.

Machine learning is the nerdiest side of artificial intelligence. It’s the part you don’t see as much in the science fiction movies or read about as much in the tech press. However, machine learning is critical to the actual development of artificial intelligence, and it has been increasingly used in large scale projects in...

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Cybersecurity

World’s Biggest Internet & Telecom Giants Are failing at Protecting Users’ Digital Rights

Posted on November 4th, 2015.

 Google has the highest score. Facebook, not so much. Overall, there are no winners. Users are still the losers. An independent ranking chart pitting the world’s biggest internet and telecommunications giants to look at corporate practices and measures used for protecting the freedom of expression and privacy among millions of users...

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Business

Wall Street Journal Speculates that Android and Chrome OS Could Become One

Posted on October 30th, 2015.

A new report by the Wall Street Journal has tech journalists on a speculation bender regarding the possibility of Google merging its Android and Chrome OS platforms into one. According to the WSJ, it could be as early as next year. The move would put Android developers on their toes, requiring a great deal of extra work to catch up with...

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Eavesdropping

Google Stores Your Voice Searches

Posted on October 27th, 2015.

Google users probably are aware that Google keeps a record of all searches made by a given logged-in user. Likely enough, they also keep track of the data by other means, such as IP address, though this is not advertised. Google does its best to make the tracking into a feature. Occasionally one might actually forget what they’d...